Scholarship
YAYASAN SIME DARBY (YSD) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMMES

“Providing Equal Opportunity to Quality Education”
YSD supports well-rounded deserving Malaysian students with outstanding academic achievements, leadership qualities and active participation in community service for vocational studies, certificates, diplomas, and undergraduate studies in local and overseas top global institutions.

Applications for Undergraduate Excellence and Tertiary Bursary programmes are NOW OPEN from 1st to 31st March 2023.

1st - 31st
MARCH
You!
Yes you!
Successful scholar is entitled for THIS!

All YSD scholars will benefit from the specially designed YSD THRIVE programme - a comprehensive and wholesome learning experience for the duration of the scholarship period.
You!  Yes you.
Successful scholar is entitled for THIS!

All YSD scholars will benefit from the specially designed YSD THRIVE programme - a comprehensive and wholesome learning experience for the duration of the scholarship period.
All YSD scholars will benefit from the specially designed YSD THRIVE programme - a comprehensive and wholesome learning experience for the duration of the scholarship period.
  • For the Public
  • For Sime Darby Employees & Employees' Children
  • For the Public
    • Undergraduates
    • OKU Students
    • Lower Income Students
    • Vocationally Inclined Students (TVET)
    • Undergraduates
      YSD Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship
      About
      Yayasan Sime Darby invites qualified undergraduate students for the September 2023 intake and first-year undergraduate students to apply for an excellence scholarship to pursue/complete their academic dreams at a top global university or reputable higher learning institution in Malaysia.

      Eligibility Requirements
      • Malaysian.
      • Age 25 years or below.
      • Completed STPM/ Pre-University/ Foundation/ Local Matriculation/ Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 3.30; or 3A’s for A-Level programme.
      • Total monthly gross household income of RM11,000 and below.
      • Strong leadership qualities through various leadership positions in school, national and/or global competitions and/or sporting events.
      • Active participation in community service.

      Accepted Fields of Study

      Business / Social Science related courses:

      • Accounting & Finance
      • Business & Management Studies
      • Economics
      • Law
      • Digital Marketing
      • Human Resource

      Engineering and Technology related courses:

      • Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Robotics
      • Data Science/ Cyber Security 
      • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Mechanical / Mechatronics Engineering

      Architecture & Built Environment related courses:

      • Architecture
      • Environmental Science
      • Quantity Surveying

      • Town Planning
      • Real Estate and Property Management

      Science / Agriculture related courses:

      • Agronomy
      • Plantation Management and Biotechnology
      • Biotechnology
      • Chemistry

      Accepted Universities*
      YSD welcomes candidates with firm or conditional offer from any top universities as listed in the online application form.

      Value of Scholarship
      Tuition Fees
      Monthly Allowance
      (Living, subsistence, accommodation)
      Settling and Clothing Allowance
      (Only for Overseas Scholars)
      Laptop Allowance
      Book Allowance
      Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to undergo YSD THRIVE – Future Leaders, a comprehensive learning experience for YSD scholars towards producing high quality and well-rounded graduates. The initiative offers tailored soft skills training, access to an e-learning platform, volunteering opportunities, mentorship and internships at a Sime Darby Company i.e. Sime Darby Berhad, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad and/or Sime Darby Property Berhad.

      Note: Scholarship monies will be disbursed upon execution of scholarship agreement.

      Service Bond Period
      3 years (for a local graduate) or up to 6 years (for an overseas graduate) at a Sime Darby Company upon completion of studies.

      Application

      Application closed.

    • OKU Students
      YSD Special Needs Bursary
      About
      Yayasan Sime Darby invites promising Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU) undergraduate or diploma students for the September 2023 intake and first-year students to apply for a bursary to pursue tertiary education at any recognised Malaysian higher learning institutions.

      Eligibility Requirements
      • Malaysian.
      • Aged 25 years or below.
      • Students with physical disabilities (OKU card holder).
      • Obtained a minimum five (5) credits in SPM for Diploma applicants.
      • Completed STPM/ Pre-University/ Foundation/ Local Matriculation/ Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 for Undergraduate applicants.

      Accepted Fields of Study

      YSD accepts any fields of study except for medicine.


      Accepted Universities
      YSD welcomes candidates who are currently studying; and those who have obtained firm or conditional offer from any recognised Malaysian higher learning institutions that are approved by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

      Value of Scholarship
      Tuition Fees
      Monthly Allowance
      (Living, subsistence, accommodation)
      Book Allowance
      This bursary award is up to a maximum amount of RM25,000 per year.

      Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to undergo YSD THRIVE – Rising Talent, a wholesome learning experience specially designed for our Bursary and TVET scholars, including tailored employability skills training, wellness support, mentoring, industry meetups, volunteerism opportunities and access to an e-learning platform.

      Note: Scholarship monies will be disbursed upon execution of scholarship agreement.

      Service Bond Period
      Bursary recipients are not required to serve a scholarship bond at any of the Sime Darby Companies.

      Application

      Application closed.

    • Lower Income Students
      YSD Special Support Bursary
      About
      Yayasan Sime Darby invites promising undergraduate or diploma students for the September 2023 intake and first-year students from low-income (B40) families to apply for a bursary to pursue tertiary education at any recognised Malaysian higher learning institutions.

      Eligibility Requirements
      • Malaysian.
      • Aged 25 years or below.
      • Obtained minimum five (5) credits in SPM for Diploma applicants.
      • Completed STPM/ Pre-University/ Foundation/ Local Matriculation/ Diploma/ Undergraduate with minimum CGPA of 3.00 for Undergraduate applicants.
      • Total monthly gross household income of RM5,000 and below.

      Accepted Fields of Study

      YSD accepts any fields of study except for medicine.


      Accepted Universities
      YSD welcomes candidates who are currently studying; and those who have obtained firm or conditional offer from any recognised Malaysian higher learning institutions that are approved by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

      Value of Scholarship
      Tuition Fees
      Monthly Allowance
      (Living, subsistence, accommodation)
      Book Allowance
      This bursary award is up to a maximum amount of RM25,000 per year.

      Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to undergo YSD THRIVE – Rising Talent, a wholesome learning experience specially designed for our Bursary and TVET scholars, including tailored employability skills training, wellness support, mentoring, industry meetups, volunteerism opportunities and access to an e-learning platform.

      Note: Scholarship monies will be disbursed upon execution of scholarship agreement.

      Service Bond Period
      Bursary recipients are not required to serve a scholarship bond at any of the Sime Darby Companies.

      Application

      Application closed.

    • Vocationally Inclined Students (TVET)
      About
      Yayasan Sime Darby invites students who are interested in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) studies from low-income (B40) families to apply for a bursary to pursue various enriching vocational certificates at a YSD recognised TVET education partners in the following industries:
      • Plantation
      • Heavy Equipment
      • Welding
      • Plantation

        Industry partner : JPPKK, Ministry of Higher Education


        Eligibility Requirements

        • Malaysian.
        • Aged 25 years or below.
        • Obtained minimum three (3) credits in SPM. 
        • Total monthly gross household income of RM5,000 and below.


        Accepted Fields of Study

        • Sijil Servis Kenderaan Ringan.
        • Sijil Teknologi Elektrik.
        • Sijil Agroteknologi.


        Value of Scholarship
        Tuition Fees
        Monthly Allowance
        (Living, subsistence, accommodation)
        Book Allowance
        Successful candidates will have the opportunity to undergo YSD THRIVE – Rising Talent, a wholesome learning experience specially designed for our Bursary and TVET scholars, including tailored employability skills training, wellness support, mentoring, industry meetups, volunteerism and e-learning platform.

        Service Bond Period
        6 months at Sime Darby Plantation Berhad upon completion of studies.

        Application
        Application through nomination by selected Kolej Komuniti. Contact your respective Kolej Komuniti Administrator for further details.

        For more information, 


      • Heavy Equipment

        Industry partner : Sime Darby Industrial Academy


        Eligibility Requirements

        • Malaysian.
        • Single and good health.
        • Aged 25 years old and below.
        • Monthly household income of RM5,000 and below.
        • Possess basic reading and writing skills.
        • At least 3 credits in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations.


        Accepted Fields of Study

        • Certificate in Heavy Equipment.


        Value of Scholarship
        Tuition Fees
        Monthly Allowance
        (Living, subsistence, accommodation)
        Book Allowance
        Successful candidates will have the opportunity to undergo YSD THRIVE – Rising Talent, a wholesome learning experience specially designed for our Bursary and TVET scholars, including tailored employability skills training, wellness support, mentoring, industry meetups, volunteerism and e-learning platform.

        Application
        Application through industry partner.

        For more information, 


      • Welding

        Industry partner : The Welding Institute (TWI)


        Eligibility Requirements

        • Malaysian.
        • Nominated and/or registered under Asnaf category by relevant authoritative bodies such as the state-level Majlis Agama Islam institutions or Tahfiz student.
        • Aged 25 years old and below.
        • Monthly household income of RM5,000 and below.
        • Possess basic reading and writing skills.
        • At least 3 credits in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations.


        Accepted Fields of Study

        • Certificate in Welding.


        Value of Scholarship
        Tuition Fees
        Monthly Allowance
        (Living, subsistence, accommodation)
        Book Allowance
        Successful candidates will have the opportunity to undergo YSD THRIVE – Rising Talent, a wholesome learning experience specially designed for our Bursary and TVET scholars, including tailored employability skills training, wellness support, mentoring, industry meetups, volunteerism and e-learning platform.

        Application
        Application through industry partner.

        For more information, 


  • For Sime Darby Employees & Employees' Children
    • Employees Education Programme (EEP)
    • Employees’ Children Education Programme (ECEP)
    • Employees Education Programme In Collaboration With Asia School of Business & MIT Sloan Management
    • Employees Education Programme (EEP)

      Employees Education Programme (EEP)

      About

      Sime Darby employees who are currently studying and those who are interested to pursue diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate studies locally on a part-time basis are invited to apply for a scholarship.


      Eligibility Requirements
      • Malaysian.
      • Employee must receive an approval from their respective Head of Department at the Sime Darby Company.
      • A full-time employee at a Sime Darby company or its subsidiaries in Malaysia only. This privilege will not be extended to employees in associated corporations (‘Associate Companies’ means companies in which Sime Darby’s shareholding is less than 50%).
      • At least 2 years of service within a Sime Darby company.
      • A minimum CGPA of 3.30 and above and/or its equivalent in his/her most recent academic qualification.

      Accepted Fields of Study

      Fields of study that are related to the Sime Darby companies’ businesses, subject to approval from the respective Human Resource Department of the Sime Darby Companies.


      Accepted Universities*

      YSD welcomes candidates who are currently studying; and those who have obtained firm or conditional offer from; any recognised Malaysian higher learning institutions that are approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


      Value of Scholarship
      Tuition Fees
      Thesis Allowance
      Book Allowance

      Service Bond Period

      2 years at a Sime Darby company upon completion of studies.


      Application

      Application is closed.

    • Employees’ Children Education Programme (ECEP)

      Employees’ Children Education Programme (ECEP)

      About

      Yayasan Sime Darby invites Sime Darby employees’ children who will commence tertiary education in September 2023 and first-year students to apply for a bursary to pursue their academic dreams at any recognised Malaysian higher learning institutions.


      Eligibility Requirements
      • Malaysian.
      • Minimum CGPA of 2.50 for STPM/ Pre-University/ Foundation/ Local Matriculation/ Diploma; or minimum of 5 credits for SPM.
      • Employee (child’s parent) must be a full-time employee at a Sime Darby company or its subsidiaries in Malaysia only. This privilege will not be extended to employees in associated corporations (‘Associate Companies’ refer to companies which a Sime Darby company’s shareholding is less than 50%).
      •  Employee (child’s parent) who is currently seconded to a Sime Darby company’s subsidiary outside Malaysia is eligible for this sponsorship.
      •  Employee (child’s parent) per capita income must not exceed RM3,000 per month.

      Accepted Fields of Study

      YSD accepts any fields of study except for medicine.


      Accepted Universities*

      YSD welcomes candidates who are currently studying; and those who have obtained firm or conditional offer from any recognised Malaysian higher learning institutions that are approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


      Value of Scholarship

      This bursary award covers tuition fees, living and book allowances up to a maximum amount of RM25,000 per year.

      Successful employees’ children will have the opportunity to undergo YSD THRIVE – Rising Talent, a wholesome learning experience specially designed for our Bursary and TVET scholars, including tailored employability skills training, wellness support, mentoring, industry meetups, volunteerism and access to an e-learning platform.

      Note: Scholarship monies will be disbursed upon execution of scholarship agreement.


      Service Bond Period

      Bursary recipients are not required to serve a scholarship bond at any of the Sime Darby companies.


      Application

      Application closed.

    • Employees Education Programme In Collaboration With Asia School of Business & MIT Sloan Management
      Employees Education Programme In Collaboration With Asia School Of Business & MIT Sloan Management

      About
      YSD invites Sime Darby Companies to nominate high potential employees to apply for a scholarship to pursue Executive MBA Programme on a part-time basis at Asia School of Business (ASB) in collaboration with MIT Sloan Management.

      Eligibility Requirements
      • Malaysian.
      • Employee is nominated by the HR department of a Sime Darby company from high-potential talent pool.
      • A full-time employee at a Sime Darby company or its subsidiaries in Malaysia only. This privilege will not be extended to employees in associated corporations (‘Associate Companies’ means companies in which a Sime Darby company’s shareholding is less than 50%).
      • At least 2 years of service within a Sime Darby company.
      • A minimum CGPA of 3.30 and above and/or its equivalent in his/her most recent academic qualification.

      Accepted Fields of Study

      Master of Business Administration (MBA).


      Accepted Universities

      Asia School of Business (ASB).


      Value of Scholarship

      The scholarship covers course fees inclusive of academic fees, enrolment deposit, book allowance, thesis allowance, on-campus accommodation for the residency weeks, 3-week MIT Sloan immersion, as well as flight, meals and other related expenses for the MIT Sloan immersion.


      Service Bond Period
      2 years at a Sime Darby Company upon completion of studies.

      Application

      Please contact your respective HR for further details.

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